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Sweco chosen for renovation of Olympic Stadium in Helsinki

April 16, 2013 | Press release

Sweco’s Finnish consultants have been awarded a major engineering design contract in connection with renovation and expansion of Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium. The end result will be the most modern and versatile arena in Finland. The contract is worth approximately EUR 2 million.

“The Olympic Stadium, with its architecture and history, is one of the most iconic buildings in Finland. The fact that Sweco won this contract is a confirmation of our high expertise in structural engineering,” says Markku Varis, President of Sweco’s subsidiary FMC Group.

Sweco’s has been given total responsibility for structural engineering design in connection with renovation of the stadium. Among other things, the running track will be widened, roofing will be constructed over the stands and new supporting logistic facilities will be built. Through the initiative, the Olympic Stadium will be transformed into a state-of-the-art sports arena of international class. At the same time, the entire project will be monitored by the Finnish National Board of Antiquities to ensure compliance with demands on building preservation and sustainable design. The renovation is scheduled for completion in 2018.

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Anna Elisabeth Olsson

Head of Press and Public Affairs